ASCD Faculty Bio
Sherida Britt combines instructional excellence with a diversity of experience that allows her to connect with a diverse mix of educators. With an MA in instructional systems development and training and a certification in human performance improvement/ distance education and e-learning, she is highly trained and remains current on research, best practices, and trends in education.
A former English teacher and literacy coach, Britt has a professional career distinguished by developing and supporting innovative, data-driven approaches to engaging 21st century learners. She is committed to empowering educators to implement the highest level of teaching techniques, including differentiation, response to intervention (RTI), and culturally responsive teaching. Before joining the faculty of ASCD, she provided her literacy and differentiation expertise to Hip Hop Educational Literacy Program (HELP), a unique curricula that uses hip hop lyrics to teach reading. She also worked as a trainer in the Office of Organizational Development for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) in Maryland. Her main role with MCPS was to implement system-wide and job-embedded support for teachers in areas such as literacy, culturally responsive teaching, and assessment.
During Britt’s tenure as a faculty member at ASCD, she has devised interactive professional development products and materials to instruct educators on topics such as RTI, formative assessment, literacy in content areas, and differentiation. Britt, now the Director for Tools for Teachers at ASCD, coordinates initiatives with the ASCD online production team, subject matter experts, programmers, graphic artists, and multimedia professionals to develop interactive online and multimedia professional development products, tools, and materials. After spending much of her childhood traveling the world as part of a military family, Britt continues to enjoy meeting new people and experiencing new cultures. To date, her most exciting trip was visiting Dubai in the United Arab Emirates while she trained teachers in differentiation.